Beyond treatment with drugs, the Chronic Disease Management Programme aims to ensure patients receive best value care in the setting most appropriate to their needs. Evidence-based structured treatment programmes have been developed for these diseases. In most cases, chronic diseases can be effectively managed by the patient’s family doctor.
Diabetes, high blood pressure, lipid disorders and stroke are the first few diseases to be included in this Programme because:
Medisave can be used to cover the following items involved in the outpatient treatment of the eight chronic diseases and their associated complications:
Medisave cannot be used for purchase or rental of glucometers, glucometer strips, blood pressure monitoring equipment, wheelchairs, prosthesis or other medical equipment. Medisave cannot be used for treatments that are not related to the eight chronic diseases (e.g. cancer, common cough/cold).